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16 Day Romantic Thailand Tour from Phuket

This exceptional Thai vacation features deluxe accommodations, private tours, and unforgettable experiences in the stunning cities of Phuket, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Bangkok. Immerse yourself in the diverse culture, exquisite cuisine, and breathtaking scenery of these magnificent destinations. Relax in romantic hideaways, explore historic landmarks, and discover the natural wonders of Thailand.

16 Day Romantic Thailand Tour from Phuket

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DEPARTURE DATE: January 16, 2025
Countries Visited: Thailand

OVERVIEW

This 16-day Thai vacation takes you to romantic hideaways in Phuket, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Bangkok. It features deluxe accommodations and private tours.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
January 16, 2025from $12,365 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 15 night deluxe accommodations ( 4 nights Phuket, 3 nights Koh Yao Noi, 3 nights Chiang Mai, 2 nights Chiang Rai, 3 nights Bangkok )
  • 14 breakfast, 3 lunch, 2 dinner
  • Internal flights
  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers in Phuket, Chiang Mai and Bangkok
  • Shared roundtrip transfers between Phuket and Koh Yao Noi
  • Private scenic transfer from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai
  • Private-guided Full Day Chalong Bay The Spirit of Phuket Tour in Phuket
  • Small group Half Day Cooking Class at Blue Elephant in Phuket
  • Private-guided Chiang Mai Night Discovery with Dinner
  • Private-guided Morning with the Monks Tour in Bangkok
  • Wat Doi Suthep and Wat Umong Tour in Chiang Mai
  • Private Evening Luxury Dining at the Royal Villa in Bangkok
  • Private-guided Full Day Bangkok Art and History Exploration by Water Limousine
  • Taxes

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Thu Jan 16Phuket
2Fri Jan 17Phuket
3Sat Jan 18Phuket
4Sun Jan 19Phuket
5Mon Jan 20Koh Yao Noi
6Tue Jan 21Koh Yao Noi
7Wed Jan 22Koh Yao Noi
8Thu Jan 23Chiang Mai
9Fri Jan 24Chiang Mai
10Sat Jan 25Chiang Mai
11Sun Jan 26Chiang Rai
12Mon Jan 27Chiang Rai
13Tue Jan 28Bangkok
14Wed Jan 29Bangkok
15Thu Jan 30Bangkok
16Fri Jan 31Bangkok

Day 1 – Phuket Airport to Phuket Hotel

The Pavilions Phuket
Few things say “tropical paradise” quite like white-sand beaches, azure seas and an intimate luxury resort. Welcome to The Pavilions Phuket, your indulgent escape on one of Thailand’s most beautiful islands.

Perched dramatically atop one of Phuket’s highest points, each of our private villas and suites is a haven of tranquillity. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or looking to relax and reconnect, we’ll deliver everything you need to enjoy all that island life has to offer.

Let us treat your tastebuds with three award-winning restaurants and bars serving exceptional gourmet cuisine. Unwind with state-of-the-art amenities, including a spa and wellness centre, a lap pool and a fully-equipped fitness centre. Now, the only thing missing is you.

Meal Plan:  Full Breakfast
Duration:  4 Nights
Accommodation:  The Pavilions Phuket

Day 2 – Full Day Chalong Bay The Spirit of Phuket with Lunch

Kicking off in the late morning at 11:00, transfer from the hotel to the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery around noon, just in time for delicious lunch at the distillery. After lunch, be welcomed with a refreshing Chalong Bay Mojito, followed by visiting the one-and-only distillery of Phuket. Observe the inner working process. Learn how award-winning rum is produced from sustainably-grown Thai sugarcane and observe the French copper still and on-site bottling facility in action. After the 30-minute guided distillery tour, come back to the bar to taste 6 different flavors of rum. Have a chance for shopping before departing the distillery. Chalong Bay rums will be packed nicely as a perfect souvenir to bring back home!

After the distillery tour, drive up the hill to where the white Big Buddha of Phuket is viewed attractively from the foothill. The Big Buddha whose official name is Wat Phra Phuttha Mingmongkol Eaknakakeeree is a hilltop temple, home to Southeast Asia’s largest Buddha Statue. Once up there, enjoy the stunning bird’s eye view of Phuket island down below. Then take a scenic route for a great view of Phuket’s beaches at a few stops of the viewpoint.

Cap off the evening at the famous Phromthep Cape for the best sunset of the day before returning back to the hotel.

Day 3 – Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 4 – Half Day Cooking Class at Blue Elephant Phuket

Start your Thai culinary journey with a visit to Phuket’s morning market where you’ll learn to select and buy the perfect Thai ingredients for your personal cooking lesson at Blue Elephant Cooking School. After a morning market, you will head over to the school for an insightful culinary class. The instructor will explain the culinary techniques and demonstrate how to prepare each dish. Then you will begin to learn how to cook a variety of popular dishes with a qualified Thai chef. The class is followed by a meal in Blue Elephant’s delightful restaurant sampling your own cooking as well as additional Thai dishes.

Day 5 – Treehouse Villas Koh Yao

Located on the remote northern tip of Koh Yao Noi, TreeHouse Villas is an adults-only luxury resort offering spacious airconditioned villas dotting the border of lush tropical forest, towering limestone cliffs, and 400 meters of private beach.

Enter each of the signature TreeHouse Villa over a suspension bridge. Where downstairs guests will find the spacious outdoor deck-area with a private plunge pool, dining area, sun beds and stand-up bar with a mini-fridge and mini wine-cooler. Upstairs is the luxurious airconditioned bedroom with a grand king-sized bed, flat-screen TV, balcony with views of Phang Nga Bay, and spacious bathroom with the unique hammock shaped bath. Guests can make custom requests for in-villa dining, spa, yoga, or book excursions through the e-butler tablet system.

The island of Koh Yao Noi is only accessible by boat.

Meal Plan: Full Breakfast
Duration: 3 Nights
Accommodation: Treehouse Villas Koh Yao

Day 6 – Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 7 – Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 8 – Chiang Mai Airport to Chiang Mai Hotel

Ratilanna Riverside Spa Resort

Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort is a luxury boutique resort nestled serenely along the bank of the Mae Ping River in center of Lanna historical city. Chiang Mai is only minutes away and the hotel is close to the city’s popular Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.
All 75 luxurious guestrooms feature private balconies, widescreen plasma televisions, home theatre, broadband internet and bathrooms with built-in LCD TVs and rain showers. RatiLanna, the 5 star luxury resort, offers the highest standard of services and tasteful facilities.

Meal Plan: Full Breakfast
Duration: 3 Nights
Accommodation: Ratilanna Riverside Spa Resort

Chiang Mai Night Discovery with Dinner
Experience a charming evening of discovery in Chiang Mai. With a local guide, enjoy a night out on the town embracing the spiritual traditions and rich heritage that make Chiang Mai so special.

Start with a visit to a local temple at sunset, watch as the monks gather for their evening prayers and be soothed by the calm sounds of their chanting. Join local devotees in lighting incense and candles, offerings of good luck and health.

After this unforgettable experience, it’s time for dinner. Travel through the illuminated city streets to 137 Pillars House, one of Chiang Mai’s top tables. Enter the incredible courtyard which was inspired by ancient Chinese dwellings. In this atmospheric setting, enjoy a dinner of exquisite dishes of Thai cuisine.

Cap off the evening with a trip to Warorot Market. Busy from morning till late at night, the bustling market is a hub of local life. Browse stalls overflowing with fresh food, flowers, and more and enjoy the lively atmosphere. Sample Thai desserts from a popular street vendor, providing a sweet end to an enchanting evening.

Following your tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.

Day 9 – A Morning with the Monks Wat Doi Suthep and Wat Umong

Today, head out to take a closer look at Chiang Mai’s rich traditions with an early morning tour with monks. Set off at first light and drive to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Located on a mountain top, this temple is one of Chiang Mai’s most sacred sites. Arrive in time to see the monks emerge from their monasteries for the daily alms collection. Witness the saffron-robed monks shuffle silently down the streets, collecting offerings from local Buddhist residents. This serene ceremony is the perfect introduction to Chiang Mai’s spiritual side. Climb up the massive staircase to the top of Doi Suthep, admiring the Golden Naga images that line the stairs. Take a stroll around the golden stupa that sits at the centre of the pagoda and admire the sweeping views of the city.

Continue along the spiritual trail with a visit to tranquil Wat Umong. Dating back to the 14th century, this sacred temple contains a network of mysterious tunnels and caves. In one of these quiet corners, receive a special blessing from a local monk.

Following this introduction to the spirituality of northern Thailand, head to a popular local restaurant for a snack. Order a bowl of khao soi, Chiang Mai’s most famous dish which combines crispy noodles and coconut curry sauce. Slurp up the delicious noodles while reflecting on the magical morning then return to the hotel.

Day 10 – Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 11 – Scenic Transfer from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

This morning, you’ll be met by your private guide and driver for the overland road transfer to Chiang Rai (drop off service also available in the The Golden Triangle or Phu Chaisai regions).

You’ll enjoy scenic landscapes along the way of surrounding mountains and lush paddy fields. On the way, stop for a coffee break. This stop may be made at ‘Cabbages and Condoms’, a fabulous restaurant that is operated by the Population and Community Development Association. A stop here helps to support their activities in rural communities. Alternatively, stop at Charin Garden Resort, a locally-run business that is famous for its homemade pies. Note: Food and drink are not included.

Another stop will be made to stretch the legs at Wat Rong Khun. Translated as ‘The White Temple’, this modern monument was designed by a famous local artist and features unusual Buddhist paintings and sculptures.

After exploring the site, continue the drive north, arriving at the destination late this afternoon.

Duration: 6 Hours
Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort
Perched on a ridge in Northern Thailand overlooking the border with Myanmar and Laos, the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort immerses you in amazing experiences. Bond with elephants at the mahout camp, spa in the jungle or cruise down the Mekong River, exploring the unique cultures of three countries.

Meal Plan: Full Board
Duration: 2 Nights
Accommodation: Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Day 12 – Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 13 – Golden Triangle Hotel to Chiang Rai Airport

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok Hotel With Guide

SO/ Bangkok
This stylish urban oasis features stunning interior design inspired by the 5 natural elements of Water, Earth, Wood, Metal and Fire. Rising 30 stories above the city, the SO/ Bangkok hotel is fantastic for leisure, party, spa, or a little bit of everything. The hotel overlooks Lumphini Park and the world-class So SPA is designed like a mythological forest, with relaxing massage treatments and rejuvenating hot tubs.

Meal Plan: Full Breakfast
Duration: 3 Nights
Accommodation: SO/ Bangkok

Evening Luxury Dining at the Royal Villa
Enjoy an unforgettable evening at a riverside oasis home to Thai royalty. Be enraptured by the charming Italian-style villa reflecting the history of Thai art, cuisine and culture while dining on a special Royal Thai cuisine dinner. Soak in the spectacular glittering views of the Temple of Dawn and Wat Pho for a night out like no other.

You will be picked up at 6:00pm by a luxury private speedboat from your riverside hotel and cruise along and across to the Chao Phraya River towards the Chakrabongse Villa.

As a riverside oasis nestled in the historic district of Bangkok, the Italian-style Chakrabongse Villa was built by Prince Chakrabongse as a retreat from his palace life, and it is now in the hands of his granddaughter Narisa. The charming villa and the garden reflects the history of her royal family, Thai art, cuisine and culture that captures all visitors the moment they enter the property. Here, experience the serene and privileged lifestyle of a bygone era while being served a welcome cocktail. Then, enjoy a luxury meal carefully prepared with authentic Royal Thai cuisine using original family recipes from the palace kitchen. Indulge in the meal while soaking up the spectacular view of the Temple of Dawn from the riverside terrace.

After dinner, embark on a private air-conditioned transfer for a ride to Rattanakosin Island. Make a brief stop at Wat Pho to enjoy the glittering chedis at night before returning to your hotel.

Duration: 4 Hours

Day 14 – Full Day Bangkok Art and History Exploration by Water Limousine (VIP Luxury)

Today, explore Bangkok’s art and history via its lesser-travelled waterways. Stop by Museum Siam and Wat Pho to learn about the ancient history of Siam and admire the famed and revered reclining Buddha. Hop on a water limousine for a cruise through Bangkok’s old klongs while observing traditional riverside life and a hidden artist village – Baan Silapin.

This morning you’ll be collected from the lobby of your hotel at 10:00am by your private luxury vehicle. You will travel through the old town area of Bangkok and explore the two highlights of the area, the Museum Siam and Wat Pho. At Wat Pho, see the vast collection of religious treasures on display and admire the famed reclining Buddha, which stretches 45-metres in length. Learn about the symbolism of the Buddha’s intricate footprint and witness devotees making offerings to this revered image.

Continue on for lunch at Err Restaurant. The restaurant gives a throw-back vibe, with traditional tin plates, antiques, old school children’s games made for perfect pastimes. The menu here is curated by chefs from a Michelin-star restaurant. Err also focuses on the use of local organic products.

After lunch, walk to the nearest pier at Riva Arun to embark on a 2-hour water limousine (Supatra River Boat) journey. You’ll be welcomed on board with a welcome drink while the boat starts cruising along the river passing through Bangkok’s old klongs where local riverside life can be seen along the way.

The boat continues through the waterway of Bangkok Noi canal and makes the first stop at the Royal Barge Museum. See the eight spectacular boats used by Thailand’s royal family to mark special occasions. Carved from teak and intricately decorated with gold leaf and mosaics, the barges are a truly impressive site. Then proceed by boat to Baan Silapin, a 100-year-old house that has been renovated and transformed into an art gallery. The gallery serves as a central gathering point for the community’s artisans. Spend time browsing the works of art on display and learn about Thailand’s modern arts scene.

There may be time to take a short walk around the community and see the traditional houses that are lined up along the canal.

At the end of the day, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel by private luxury vehicle.

Duration: 7 Hours

Day 15 – Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 16 – Bangkok Hotel to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport With Guide

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